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Saturday 1st July 2006.
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0709
Edward Stourton is at the ceremonies remembering the Battle of the Somme.

0712
Tony Blair is making a big speech at his party's national policy forum today.  John talks to our political correspondent, Norman Smith, about it.

0718
A look at today's papers.

0722
From today the number of health authorities and ambulance trusts in England is being cut in half. Debbie Abrahams, who chairs the Rochdale NHS Trust  but has announced that she's resigning because she doesn't approve of all these reforms.

0724
Polly Billington explains how you can get the stories that interest you the most on the Today programme this summer.

0737
The Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0734
Mike Thomson tells the story of what happened at the Battle of the Somme And we talk to Lance Corporal Ben Jones-Newton has a great-great uncle listed among the seventy thousand who served in the Somme.

0744
Our correspondent, Jane Peel, is in Gelsenkirchen, ahead of today's England versus Portugal World Cup football match.

0748
Thought for the Day with Reverend Rob Marshall, an Anglican Priest.

0750
We talk to Colonel John Hughes Wilson, who is president of the guild of battlefield guides, and Air Marshall David Pocock, who describe what this scene would have looked like as the British lines prepared to go over the top at the Somme.

0810
What exactly is the humanitarian situation in Gaza? Alan Jonston reports from there? And we talk to the EU External Affairs Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner.

0820
A look at your Letters.

0825
Dr Oliver James, a clinical psychologist, talks to us about why we've had so many pictures of dogs sent to us.  Dog Gallery.

0835
The Sports News with Garry Richardson

0842
Trudi Barber reports on the new reforms in the NHS and John Humphrys talks to Patricia Hewitt about it all.

0845
Europride - Europe's largest gay and lesbian festival is in London today. Last Saturday the Environment minister Ben Bradshaw became the first MP to register under the new act of forming a civil partnership. These are his thoughts.

0850
Edward Stourton is at the commemorations of the Battle of the Somme and he talks to Jean Verbel, who at 83 his childhood was dominated by his family's memories of the battle, and to Colonel Hugh Boscawen, part of the job is to see what lessons army can learn from the past. And we end with the voice that closed the ceremony in Somme, it belongs to  Rachel Wilbur, who in ten years old. 
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The Blunder Clips

Some of Our Less Memorable Moments
These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

Can of what John?
John gets confused over the expression, 'opened a can of worms.'
- 18th March 2005
What is our website and email address John?
John gets confused about all this modern technology and it's David Blunkett Jim!
- 22 December 2004
Who's reading the news Sarah?
Sarah introduces a guest newsreader. And it's catching, as Nick Clarke of the World at One demonstrates
- 4/5th October 2004
The boy who likes to say YES!
Sports presenter Steve May is left trying desperately to get his seven year old guest to say something other than yes!
- 23rd September 2004
When the technology fails John and Jim have to Ad-Lib...
Jim introduces a very strange sounding 
'Yesterday in Parliament' package.
 - 23th July 2004
Paul Burrell sings opera?
Sarah cues in a very odd sounding Paul Burrell clip.
 - 25th October 2003
Interruption
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
Waiting
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Waiting
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Waiting
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
The Extended Interview

We don’t always have time to play the whole interview on air. Listen to the extended interview here, exclusive to the Today website.

Don De Lillo Interview
The American writer Don de Lillo who wrote Underworld and is one of the biggest figures in modern American literature - has become a classic. A Penguin classic. A great accolade, but usually one reserved for the dead. John interviewed him and asked what it's like to be thought of as a "classic"?
Mouloud Sihali Interview
Mouloud Sihali from Algeria, North Africa, is one of the suspected terrorists that the Home Secretary wants to deport back to Algeria. Based on secret intelligence and police investigations, the Home Secretary has deemed Sihali a threat to the Nation's security. Last year Mouloud Sihali was found not guilty of being a part of a so called released Ricin plot.
The nominations for the Oscars were announced yesterday, and The Constant Gardener is tipped for a place on the shortlist. It stars Ralph Fiennes who picked up an Evening Standard Film Award this week for his role in the film. Polly Billington spoke him and to the author, John le Carre, about the film and its chances at the Oscars. (31/01/06)
Edward Stourton interviews the President of Mexico, Vincente Fox, and Tom Shannon, the United States Under Secretary of State with responsibility for the Americas, on the Summit of the Americas in Argentina and the prospect of a free trade agreement for the region.
President Vincente Fox.
Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon.
50th anniversary of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.
The uncut interview with Sir Peter Hall, the first director to stage the play in 1955, with the last surviving member of the original main cast, Timothy Bateson who played 'lucky', and playwright Ronald Harwood.
Jim Naughtie speaks to the Archbishop of Kaduna, Josiah Idowu Fearon, about the Anglican Church in Africa and tensions between Christians and Muslims. (25/05/05)
Edward Stourton interviews Monsignor Charles Burns, a retired head of the Vatican's Secret Archives, in Rome about the funeral of the Pope John Paul II.
(08/04/05)
Part 1
Part 2
First BBC interview of Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Mr Begg speaks to our reporter Zubeida Malik about his ordeal and how he continues to campaign for five Britons still there to be freed.
Justin Webb interviews Walter Cronkite who pays tribute to Dan Rather, a 73 year old news presenter in America who is retiring after 24 years.
(10/03/05)
Tony Blair speaks to Jim at the British Embassy in Washington, following his controversial Rose Garden press conference with Bush. The Iraq war, the Middle East and the first hints of an EU constitution referendum u-turn. (17/04/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews the Nigerian High Commissioner in Britain, Dr Christopher Kolade, about the recent increase of religious violence in Nigeria.
(19/05/04)
John Humphrys interviews Prince Hassan of Jordan on the critical situation in Iraq.
(03/05/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews Bob Woodward. First Watergate, now a controversial book into events in the White House pre-Iraq war.
(20/04/04).
Sarah Montague interviews Paul Burrell.
The former royal butler denies betraying Diana, Princess of Wales, insisting his controversial new book was "a loving tribute".
General James L. Jones
During his visit to  London - the Supreme Commander of Nato talks to James Naughtie about the threat posed to NATO by a stronger EU military force.
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